Technology

U.S. online startup makes going solar as easy as booking travel

(Reuters) – In a first on Monday, an online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for going solar as easily as they can compare prices for airline tickets. Geostellar, a startup backed by power producer NRG Energy Inc,…

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Deutsche Telekom to cut 4,000 jobs at IT unit T: Systems

The logo of Deutsche Telekom AG is seen on top of the company’s headquarter in Bonn May 24, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom plans to cut around 7.5 percent…

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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Soars on Kickstarter

Designing the perfect paper airplane — the one that flies the farthest and the fastest — is about to get easier. Power Up 3.0, built by designer Shai Goitein, promises to give your basic paper model an upgrade, using a…

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Amazon Unveils Drones to Deliver Customer Purchases

Amazon offering delivery on Sunday was only the beginning. In an interview with Charlie Rose on Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the giant online store is developing a drone-based delivery service called Prime…

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Facebook allows collaborative online photo albums

Facebook on Monday began letting members collaborate on shared online photo albums at the leading social network. The Shared Album feature was to be introduced slowly, first becoming available to a small group of English-language users before gradually spreading across…

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Xbox One pad ‘feels like a better controller’

The Xbox One controller’s design lead, Quintin Morris, has explained that the pad’s small but significant improvements make the controller feel familiar but definitively better. With Xbox Live’s Social Marketing Manager, Graeme Boyd, prompting him to discuss how the Xbox…

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Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Microsoft announced Friday that chief executive Steve Ballmer would retire within 12 months as the company searches for a successor at the helm to US tech pioneer. “There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now…

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Google buys virtual imaging patents from Foxconn

Google has bought virtual imaging patents from Taiwanese supplier Foxconn that could be used in its interactive “Google Glass” devices, according to a document acquired by AFP on Saturday. No details were released on the amount of the transaction. The…

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Facebook plans to test mobile payments

Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network. Facebook said Thursday that it is working on a “very small…

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Is Apple Losing its Innovative Edge?

When consumer products become so popular and ubiquitous that they become synonymous with an entire industry, manufacturers know they have reached the peak within their industry. Take Kleenex and Jacuzzi for instance. Both Kleenex and Jacuzzi are brand names in…

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